FA Cup: Lukaku Nets Wonder Goal, Costa Sees Red After ‘Bite’ As Everton Down Chelsea (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

12th, March 2016


Following their midweek exit from the Champions League at the hands of PSG, Chelsea’s last hopes of a trophy this season came to an end at Goodison Park on Saturday evening, with the Blues beaten 2-0. Chelsea cast-off Romelu Lukaku was the star of the show, netting both goals for the hosts while Diego Costa was at his petulant worst once again, seeing red late on after seemingly biting Gareth Barry.

The first of Lukaku’s two goals came on 77 minutes, and it was a superb solo effort, encapsulating the Belgian’s mix of power and finesse…

Lukaku netted a second on 82 minutes to all but kill off the tie before Costa, already on a yellow after a performance full of histrionics, reacted to a challenge from Gareth Barry, with what appeared to be a bite on the Everton player’s neck…

Costa may well have changed his mind just before sinking his teeth into Barry’s neck, but his reaction was enough for referee Michael Oliver to brandish a second yellow and send the Spaniard off.

All in all a bad week for Guus Hiddink and co., with much rebuilding work to be done by the club in the summer. While in the more immediate future, Costa could well be looking at a lengthy ban.

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  1. Dave says:

    Don’t think it was a bite though he defo considered doing it. Deserved second yellow anyway for his reaction. Credit to Barry for not falling to the floor as if he’d been shot as Costa would have but as we know…. you can’t buy class.

  2. syndex says:

    he stop short of the bite and went for a kiss which was well weird but the he should get a long ban anyway for the 2 finger salute to the goodison crowd at half time.

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